This cottage kitchen in pretty St Ives is full of personality and charm in its scrumptiously mouth-watering colours. The owner’s wanted a big kitchen in a small cottage. They wanted eating, seating and prepping all in one space. And they wanted some vintage, simplicity and glamour.
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The centre piece of the room is a very functional, lovely vintage prep table that was well made and had a chippy green paint finish. Some brass castors were added and voila, that was how it all began. The rest of the kitchen has been created from existing deVOL Classic English pieces of furniture that are ex-showroom pieces. Originally a quite imposing and grand collection of freestanding cupboards, they have been totally transformed and relocated to the seaside.
Repainting these classic cupboards to sit alongside the prep table has completely changed their character. The owner kept the worktops, which are cherry hardwood with 8 years of patina and a very well figured slab of marble, but swapped the handles.
They chose a bespoke green that matched the prep table and the newest and bestest Scullery Yellow deVOL paint colour. It’s not bright but very mellow and alluring.
A little pantry for holidays was enough, but they did want a big table, a big Smeg fridge and a big Lacanche range cooker because for them, holidays are about being together, hanging out, socialising and eating wonderful local produce and fresh seafood.
As the room is more than just a kitchen, they decided on sisal carpets to add a warmth and a naturalness that is quite lovely and reminded them of the beach. The casual end of the room has leather club chairs so a carpet felt more inviting.
Prices for a Classic English Kitchen by deVOL start from £25,000.